Money matters after a death
When someone close to you dies there are many things that have to be decided and done at a time of considerable stress. Overview of issues such as social welfare entitlements, tax and other money matters that may need to be addressed.
An overview of the different social welfare benefits available when someone dies.
It can be difficult to get immediate access to a deceased person's money in Ireland unless it is in a joint account. Find out more here.
Supports are available in Ireland to help families following a bereavement. Describes certain once-off Health Service Executive (HSE) Area and social welfare payments. Find out how to apply.
The Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension is payable to widowed people or surviving civil partners without dependent children who do not qualify for a contributory pension and who pass a means test.
A Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's contributory pension and related social welfare benefits may be payable if either the deceased person or their spouse/civil partner has enough PRSI contributions.
Outlines the rules, rates and eligibility requirements for the Standard Bereavement Grant.This grant is no longer paid from 1 January 2014.
A Guardian's Payment or Orphan's Pension may be made to a person taking care of an orphan. In some cases it can be paid directly to the orphan.
Information about Death Benefits under the Occupational Injuries Scheme.
A brief summary of the tax treatment of unmarried and widowed people in the year of death. An outline of tax treatment of married couples in the year of death of one spouse is also included.
If you receive a gift, you may have to pay gift tax on it. If you receive an inheritance following a death, it may be liable to inheritance tax. Both these taxes are types of Capital Acquisitions Tax.